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S. Mithlond, loc. “Grey Havens”
Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was given as N. Mithond (per Christopher Tolkien probably a slip), later revised to Mithrond and finally N. Mithlond (WR/80, note #16). The gloss of this name on the early maps of the Lord of the Rings is unclear, and instead could be “Grey Gulf” (TI/423).
References ✧ LotR/1030; LotRI/Grey Havens, Mithlond; SA/londë, mith; SI/Grey Havens, Havens, Mithlond; UTI
|mith¹||“grey, light grey, pale grey”||✧ SA/mith.001|
|lond||“(land-locked) haven; narrow path, strait, pass”||✧ SA/londë.010 (lond/lonn)|
N. Mithlond loc. “?Grey Havens, Grey Gulf”
See S. Mithlond for discussion.
References ✧ SDI1/Mithlond; TI/423; TII; WR/80; WRI
|lhonn||“(narrow) path, strait, pass”|